Through their pioneering use of synthesizers, the arrival of the new romantics and synth pop movement in the early 1980s served Secret Service perfectly well. The band's third album "Cutting Corners" released in 1982, used the synth pop sound to full effect and today rates among the musical highlights of the movement. "Flash In The Night" was a worldwide smash, no.1 in several European territories, and sold over a million copies in France alone. The second single "Cry Softly" proved to be a great follow-up. Together with Germany's Alphaville and France's Indochine, Secret Service ranks among the most successful European synth pop bands of the 1980's.